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August 12, 2011

Fab 5 Friday...and ME!!!

This was Daddy’s first full week back at work, and the girls and I are adjusting really well. We’ve read a lot of books, had a lot of tea parties, and done some grocery shopping. We miss having Daddy home, but we’re enjoying being back in our routine, too.
So what specifically made our week so fabulous?
1) On Saturday afternoon we went to story time at the bookstore. We hadn’t been since last October, and I was so amazed at how well the girls did! They actually followed the story, and have talked about various story elements throughout the week. I call that a milestone!

2) Thanks to an overcast sky, it wasn’t *quite* as hot on Sunday afternoon, and we were able to play outside in the backyard with the girls. We spread out the picnic blanket for our afternoon snack, and we were finally able to give them their bubble mowers. Good, clean, family fun…I love it!!!
3) The girls had their first taste of Indian food on Saturday night – Mama’s [probably-not-very-authentic] Tandoori Shrimp. Baby A ate well enough, but Baby B devoured her portion. It makes my heart smile to see the girls eating well and enjoying good food.
4) When I got the girls up on Wednesday, Baby B said, I missed you all night, Mommy!
5) I was able to take the girls on a walk on Thursday morning, for the first time in close to two weeks. The weather was so pleasant…I could almost taste a bit of fall in the air. The fresh (and COOL) air did us all so good…ahhh!!!
And what did I do for ME this week???
I spent A LOT of time this week catching up on picture editing. That may not sound like “me” time, but it sure does take a weight off my shoulders to be back on track.

9 comments:

Andrea said...

So glad the first week without daddy went alright! I am sure it was hard! Yay for story time at the book store!! I am sure they LOVED that! Have a great weekend Mandy! :)

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

Happy to hear all went well the first week without daddy...I love that your kids are such "adventurous" eaters!! Bravo!

Barbara Manatee said...

I had class all week and the kids were in daycare all week and we survived...so that's a good thing! We still have next week but that's our last full week home :-(

We've finally had a break in the heat here, too! We've actually eaten dinner on that new deck and played outside in the evenings the past few nights! yeah!

MultipleMum said...

"i missed you all night" - did you melt? Another fabulous week with your fabulous twosome x

Marcia (123 blog) said...

OH MY WORD - I missed you all night is a totally new level of cuteness.

What did you say in reply?

Tell me, for how long do you have that intense heat?

I agree about getting things done being me time because the overwhelm and weight of the undone is GONE!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

yes, I see what you mean about the spacing and it would also make me twitch :)

Dolli-Mama said...

Picture editing is huge! I love doing it, and taking photos of the kids, but I never have enough time for it. I'm glad you got a lot of done this week!

championm2000 said...

Picture editing--great ME time! What do you use? I discovered Picnik this week. Pretty low-tech but so much more than what I was doing with my pics. I love it.

reanbean said...

So sweet of B to say such heart-melting things. Tiny has been doing a lot of that now, though mostly she's just saying to me the things I say to her. Still, very cute and very sweet.